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How Roe v Wade poisoned our judicial confirmations!

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Some of us are old enough to remember Travolta’s “Saturday Night Fever” and “the pre-Bork days” when judicial confirmations were easy and rather elegant.

They are not anymore and you can blame Roe v Wade, or the decision that legalized abortion in the US.

Before Roe v Wade, abortion was a state matter.  It was decided by voters and legislatures. 

And abortion was legal in those places where voters decided to make it legal.

In 1973, The Supreme Court “found” a right to an abortion and we’ve been in a fist fight ever since.

If a Republican president nominates a candidate then the left goes berserk…..if a Democrat president nominates a candidate then the right goes berserk!

Again, you can blame abortion and the federal over-reach under Roe v Wade.

Wouldn’t it be nice if judicial nominations were serious and without controversy?

It’d be nice but it won’t happen anytime soon!

A few years ago, David Brooks wrote something about this in 2006:    

“The fact is, the entire country is trapped.Harry Blackmun and his colleagues suppressed that democratic abortion debate the nation needs to have.The poisons have been building ever since.You can complain about the incivility of politics, but you can’t stop the escalation of conflict in the middle.You have to kill it at the root.Unless Roe v. Wade is overturned, politics will never get better.”

Yes, overturn Roe v Wade and let the states decide and get all of this poison out of judicial nominations.
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July 7, 2018 at 10:30 pm

The Supreme Court & the confirmation fight plus other stories

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We will look at the Supreme Court and the red-state Democrats seeking reelection………President Trump will make an announcement on Monday……There are 3 candidates on the short list…..Montana, North Dakota, Missouri, Indiana & West Virginia…….Happy # 78 Ringo Starr……Mary Surratt was the first woman executed 1865 ………and others stories………....


Source: The Supreme Court & the confirmation fight plus other stories 07/07 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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July 7, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Saturday’s video: The Supreme Court and the red state Democrats

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July 7, 2018 at 4:30 pm

The crazy left is giving Trump lots of free advertising

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The left has gone crazy.  I am talking about not their ideas, but rather their behavior.

They’ve gone from “Hillary won the popular vote” to Russia collusion to Trump had a moment with a porn star.  And nothing seems to stick!

The latest insanity is “Abolish ICE,” a campaign that seems to be abolishing the left instead.

The New York Post made an excellent point about all this:

On July 4, Therese Patricia Okoumou chose to use the towering symbol of a welcoming America to protest President Trump’s cruel policies separating asylum-seeking parents from their children. 


We couldn’t sympathize more with the cause – or less with how she acted on it, splintering from a group protest under the misguided and viral slogan “Abolish ICE.”

On America’s birthday, Okoumou interrupted thousands in the act of pilgrimage to the Statue of Liberty.  She took an urgent and righteous cause and squandered it on self-indulgent symbolism practically begging misinterpretation that works in Trump’s favor.

It’s all helping President Trump because these immature people can’t do anything serious.

It does not help the activists that the voters are suddenly thinking about immigration.  On top of that, we see that voters do not want to abolish ICE, once again forcing Democrats in competitive elections to answer a question that they’d rather not have to answer.

Yes, the Trump campaign has a new New York spokesperson – that woman hanging from the Statue of Liberty.

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July 7, 2018 at 7:14 am